Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) is a word commonly used by government agencies to describe drug cartels. Not to be confused with Cait Jenner and that other trans thing…
The DEA claims the following cartel’s are currently active in the United States: Sinaloa Cartel, the Gulf Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, the Knights Templar, The Beltran Leyva Cartel (BLO) Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) Los Zetas. That is a whole lot of drugs.
The Sinaloa Cartel maintains the most significant presence in the United States,” the report revealed. “They are the dominant TCO along the west coast, through the Midwest and into the Northeast.”
The cartels influence is so vast that it shows their presence in the largest U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit and many others.
In the case of Chicago, which has seen out of control drug violence, the drug cartels operating in those areas are the Sinaloa Cartel and its rivals Los Zetas and the Beltran Leyva Cartel.
“(Mexican cartels) control drug trafficking across the Southwest Border and are moving to expand their share, particularly in the heroin and methamphetamine trade,” the report revealed. Source: Breitbart
Regional cartels like the Gulf, Los Zetas and Juarez cartels, built strong control centers near the border but their influence and operational capacity vanishes inland.
In Texas, the state is divided into three areas of influence with the Sinaloa Cartel controlling the panhandle and northern areas, the Gulf Cartel controlling the coast bearing its name and the Beltran Leyva Cartel controlling the area from Abilene to El Paso. The BLO further expands to the west to control most of the neighboring state of New Mexico. The entire terrifying story from Breitbart can be read here.